Homology



[huh-mol-uh-jee, hoh-] /həˈmɒl ə dʒi, hoʊ-/

noun, plural homologies.
1.
the state of being homologous; homologous relation or correspondence.
2.
Biology.

3.
Chemistry. the similarity of organic compounds of a series in which each member differs from its adjacent compounds by a fixed increment, as by CH 2 .
4.
Mathematics. a classification of figures according to certain topological properties.
/həʊˈmɒlədʒɪ/
noun (pl) -gies
1.
the condition of being homologous
2.
(chem) the similarities in chemical behaviour shown by members of a homologous series
3.
(zoology) the measurable likenesses between animals, as used in grouping them according to the theory of cladistics
homology
(hə-mŏl’ə-jē)

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